Activities & Locality



For those interested in walking, there’s a public footpath adjacent to Summer Lodge B&B, which leads to the ancient village of Dalwood and its picturesque church. Other activities in the area include: beach and coastal cliff walks; bird watching; boating; cycling; fishing; golf; horse riding; jogging; swimming and tennis. Guests with gastronomic interests may wish to visit one of the local markets, sample a Devon Cream Tea, or visit the restaurant in Dalwood’s 12th century Tuckers Arms Inn, which specialises in fresh fish and game, including locally caught crab, lobster and lemon sole. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Local Produce Store & Canteen and River Cottage HQ is close by. Hix Oyster House which overlooks Lyme Bay is only a short drive away from Summer Lodge and is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Locality and attractions

  • Dalwood Village – Ancient village within walking distance of Summer Lodge.
  • River Cottage Canteen – Dine out on delicious local produce in nearby Axminster.
  • River Cottage HQ (Park Farm) – The base for courses and events inspired by the philosophy of River Cottage (banquet-style dining on Friday and Saturday nights).
  • Lyme Regis – Historic seaside resort situated on the World Heritage designated Jurassic Coast.
  • Bridport – Historic market town famed for its rope making; the hangman’s rope made at Bridport gave birth to the saying “stabbed with a Bridport dagger!”
  • Golden Cap – Highest point on the south coast, spectacular views, worth the effort to get to the top.
  • Things to do in East Devon – Out and about in East Devon.